Students of the Month
Each month, Lemont High School honors a student from each grade level for hard work and dedication to the school and the community. Selections rotate among the school’s various departments from month to month. Only 32 students earn "Student of the Month" accolades each school year, with four individuals honored each month from October through May.
Local businessman Brad Grcevic, of Edward Jones, Inc. (Lemont), contributes a donation each month to a charity selected by the “Student of the Month” award winners.
March 2021 Students of the Month
Charity: Hope & Friendship Foundation
Shokhrukh Muradov was tabbed as the Freshman Student of the Month by the Mathematics Department. Sho states that he most enjoys math and business classes, which on his current schedule include Integrated Math, Web Design & Development, and Computer Applications. A high honor roll student, Sho is an award-winning tennis player. Described as an exemplary student from the first day of class, he is a consistent class contributor, both in person and remotely. He has developed into a classroom leader who continues to thrive as material becomes more difficult through the year. In the future, Sho plans on becoming a successful businessman. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his friends.
The Music Department selected Toni Sarussi as the Sophomore Student of the Month. Toni is a high honor roll student whose favorite classes include Integrated Math III Honors, STEM Math Honors and Chemistry Honors. Involved in three of the school’s bands, Toni also is a member of the Speech Team, Leo Club and Drama Club, and has earned induction to Mu Alpha Theta and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She recently was part of the Performance in the Round cast that finished third at the IHSA State Finals. Toni was chosen to the All-District Band as a clarinet player and leads by example in the band program. Eager to play and perform well, her musicianship raises the level of the group’s performance. She plans on pursuing a career in finance. Toni enjoys music, spending time with family and friends, baking, drawing and painting.
Alexa Potaczek was cited as the Junior Student of the Month by the Science Department. Alexa is a high honor roll student who most enjoys AP Calculus BC, AP Language & Composition and Anatomy & Physiology Honors. A highly motivated student who strives to understand the world around her, Alexa’s work shows a tremendous depth of knowledge, and she is not afraid to put in research to better understand a concept. Alexa is a member of both the dance team and girls’ golf program, is a board member of the Health Occupations Student Association, has participated in the spring musical, and earned induction into four honor societies. She says her dream job would be to become an orthodontist. In her free time, Alexa enjoys traveling, baking, acting and singing, and is a board member of the EllieStrong Foundation.
The Business Department picked Emily Schlueter as the Senior Student of the Month. A high honor roll performer, Emily most enjoys classes related to business and cooking. She has taken a majority of the classes the Business Department offers, and is described as an inquisitive student who yearns for knowledge. Emily also is happy to offer up assistance to her peers. She serves as a Link Crew leader, is the makeup chief for the Drama Club, and volunteers as a church youth group leader. She looks forward to attending Eastern Illinois University, where she plans to major in marketing. Emily works part-time at Franciscan Village, and was named its “Associate of the Month” in May 2020. She also serves as a babysitter, and enjoys singing, painting, cross-stitching, origami, baking, nail art, and taking walks at the Lemont Quarries.